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Porsche Boxster GTS

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Porsche Boxster GTS review: 45 facts and highlights

Porsche Boxster GTS
Porsche Boxster GTS
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Why is Porsche Boxster GTS better than the average?

  • Weight
    1.35tvs1.5t
  • faster top speed
    280km/hvs248.39km/h
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    4.6svs6.38s
  • smaller turn radius
    11mvs11.32m
  • shorter length
    4.4mvs4.53m
  • Height
    1.27mvs1.36m
  • lower coefficient of drag
    0.32Cdvs0.34Cd
  • greater cargo volume
    275lvs259.63l

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
Porsche Boxster GTS

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

2. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

Best

BMW M6 Convertible (2015)

5

3. smaller turn radius

11m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

Best

Smart Passion Cabriolet (2014)

8.4m

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Porsche Boxster GTS

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5.Has air suspension
Porsche Boxster GTS

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

6.Has fully independent suspension
Porsche Boxster GTS

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

Dimensions

1.weight

1.35t

Best

Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet 2.0 CVT (2014)

1.63kg

2. shorter length

4.4m

Best

Smart Passion Cabriolet (2014)

2.65m

3. longer wheelbase

2.47m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

3.32m

4.width

1.96m

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

1.21m

5.height

1.27m

Best

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

1.13m

6. more headroom (front)

135mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

1.03m

Speed

1. faster top speed

280km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

414km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)

4.6s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

2.5s

3. lower coefficient of drag

0.32Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Lexus IS 250C (2014)

0.29Cd

4. faster Nürburgring time

7.58

The Nürburgring race circuit is widely considered to be the most challenging in the world, and the fastest lap times are seen as the ultimate test of a car’s performance. (Source: Nürburgring Lap Times)

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

6.57

Engine

1. more cylinders

6

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

16

2. better fuel economy (highway)

9.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

0l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

370Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

1250Nm

4. greater power-to-weight ratio

8.98hp/kg

The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.

Best

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

224.8hp/kg

5. more valves

24

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

64

6. larger engine size

3.4l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

8l

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Porsche Boxster GTS

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has a rear-view camera
Porsche Boxster GTS

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

3.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Porsche Boxster GTS

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Porsche Boxster GTS

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

5. more airbags

4

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

Best

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet E220 CDI (2014)

11

6.Has in-car system
Porsche Boxster GTS

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

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